Homemade Pizza Guide

How to make the best pizza at home.

One way to ensure a really great pizza crust is to use a wood-burning oven that reaches a temperature of at least 600°F, a feature most home kitchens lack. Fortunately, you can transform your regular oven into a pizza oven by baking directly on a hot pizza stone. The unglazed clay surface absorbs and distributes heat evenly, producing a crisp crust. Here are some tips for adapting the recipes.

Pizza for a crowd

When using a home oven, you will achieve the best results making one pizza at a time. You can make larger pizzas on a 17 1/2-by-12 1/2-inch baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and dusted with cornmeal. To help crisp the crust, set the baking sheet in the oven on a heated pizza stone or inverted baking sheet.

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